Happy Holidays to all of you from The Graveyard Shift! See you again on December 26, 2008.
Please take a moment to remember the police officers who are working tonight and tomorrow to keep us safe and sound so that we may enjoy our holidays. They don’t have that option. Instead, they’ll be braving danger, the elements, and lack of rest while their families are home alone. The officers assigned to work during the holidays are not able to tuck in their little ones, or to see the excitement in their kid’s eyes when they’re trying so hard to sleep so Santa can arrive.
Officers drag in on Christmas morning, sleepy and exhausted from dealing with the worst of the worst all night long, but they stay awake savoring what little time they have with their family. Then it’s off to bed on Christmas Day, attempting to rest and regenerate their tired bodies for another long winter’s night. Suddenly, squeals and laughter combined with bells and whistles erupt outside the bedroom door as little Sammy and Sally begin to play with their brand new toys. The scents of hot turkey and dressing creep beneath the door. The voices of family and friends reach tired ears. Finally, the fatigued officer joins the excitement. After all, he can sleep tomorrow. Christmas only comes once each year.
Be careful out there, guys. Your families want you home. Wear your vests, stay safe, and shoot low, they might be riding Shetland ponies.
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